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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders PorterFounders Porter

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

6,150 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,150
Reviews: 1,417
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 310
Gots: 893 | FT: 24
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-11-2003

No absence of hops gives Founders' robust porter the full flavor you deserve and expect.

45 IBU
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -41.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of kirok1999
3.88/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark black with almost no head and just the slightest bit of wispy head.
Smells of dark burned malts, lots of coffee with a good mix of chocolate.
Nice rich malt character, dark and roasty especially in the finish. Nice mild chocolate character along with a nice amount of bitterness in the finish.
Rich and lush with a decent amount of carbonation. Very drinkable.

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2.15/5  rDev -49.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Everything was ok except for the taste of this one. It's very heavy and dark but the taste was just too much-tasted burnt-more so than even the smokiest of rauchbiers. Surprised this beer scores so well. I thought it was just off-maybe I got a 6 pack that burnt on the bottom of the tank!

This is the only beer I've had from Founders and have heard lots of good things subsequent to this tasting so I guess it is surprising how much I didn't like it. Will give them another try but will pass on their porter-this one just didn't do it for me.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of CHADMC3
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The body is jet black allowing no light to shine through whatsoever below the deep tan, one inch head that patiently dissolves to a thin, but sticky lacing.

Massive roasted malt aroma, a bit smoky, some chocolate sweetness, caramel, and some mild earthy hops.

Rich roasted malt flavor, again featuring sweet chocolate, and roasted coffee. Secondary flavors include a touch of caramel and nuts as well as earthy or almost woodnotes.

Very smooth, almost silk like with medium to bold body and medium carbonation with a classic roasted wake up call towards the back of the palate.

This is one fine example of the Porter. Founders does another excellent beer. Tons of character and easy to enjoy.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 5/16/2014 at 40 degrees into standard pint glass
Aroma of roasted malt
Head average (4 cm), light brown, creamy, slowly diminishing to 2 mm ring
Lacing good – broken wide rings with small bubbles
Body dark brown, opaque
Flavor begins with roasted malt bitterness, slowly changing to a light chocolaty sweetness; no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium to full, creamy, lively carbonation

A very good porter, a little up the spectrum toward stouts.

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3.95/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a dark brown almost black color with a creamy beige foam head. A tiny bit of lacing.

S- Smokey with a decent amount of roasted malt in the nose. A bit of hazelnut and toasted grains.

T- Smokey bitterness upfront with a nice roasted malt sweetness in the finish. Alcohol is more apparent that I thought it would be.

M- Medium body with ok carbonation. Smokey aftertaste.

D- Pretty decent porter with a nice flavor.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 6,150 ratings.